NYSCF – Druckenmiller Fellow Discovers New Insights Into Blood-Forming Stem Cell Regulation
NYSCF – Druckenmiller Fellow Dr. Sandra Pinho, of Albert Einstein College of Medicine, was part of a team of scientists who recently discovered new insights into blood-forming stem cell regulation. The scientists discovered that a non-blood forming type of cell, called a megakaryocyte, can directly regulate the amount of active blood-forming stem cells in mice through the release of a specific protein.
This research helps lend insight into the regulation, maintenance, and proliferation of blood-forming stem cells, a process that is not yet fully understood. Nature Medicine published the results of the study.